Blooming great success for Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire at the Anglia in Bloom Awards

Norwich is celebrating success at the 2013 Anglia in Bloom Awards.

Norwich is celebrating success at the 2013 Anglia in Bloom Awards. - Credit: submitted

Horticultural champions across the region are today celebrating their blooming marvellous success at this year's Anglia in Bloom Awards.

Norwich has scooped the city award and Norwich's Mancroft Ward has been named the urban community winner at the awards which are taking place today in St Albans.

Filby has won the small village category, Blundeston has won the large village award, Wisbech has won the large town accolade, and Hunstanton has been named the coastal winner.

The overall winner of the 2013 Anglia in Bloom Awards is Halstead, in Essex.

Bob Ollier, chairman of Anglia in Bloom, said: 'Following last years wettest and most difficult summer, we have been treated to one of the best growing summers in recent years, and all the judges reported marvellous summer displays across the Anglia region.

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'The Anglia communities across the six counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk have achieved some of the best blooming displays seen in recent years and should be justifiably proud.

'This years standards have gained new heights in awards achieved, the continued excellent community work, many resourceful projects and superb colourful displays have all added to standards raised above expectations, with 25 Gold, 22 Silver Gilt, 14 Silver and two Bronze awards.'

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Anglia in Bloom results for the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News patch:

• Small village/village (1-1,000 residents)

Winner and Gold Award: Filby

Silver Award: Narborough

• Large village (1,001-2,500 residents)

Winner and Silver Gilt Award: Blundeston

Silver Gilt Award: Parson Drove

Silver Award: Acle

• Small town (2,501-6,000 residents)

Gold Award: South Wootton

Silver Gilt Awards: Halesworth, Swaffham

• Town (6,001-12,000 residents)

Silver Gilt Awards: Chatteris, Downham Market

Silver Awards: Whiittesey

• Large town (12,001-35,000 residents)

Winner and Gold Award: Wisbech

Gold Award: Bury St Edmunds, King's Lynn

Silver Gilt Award: March

• City (100,001–200,000 residents)

Winner and Gold Award: Norwich

• Urban Community

Winner and Gold Award: Mancroft Ward, (Norwich)

Silver Gilt Awards: Town Close Ward (Norwich), Nelson Ward (Norwich), Norwich University

Silver Awards: Eaton Ward (Norwich), Moor (Huntingdon), Thorpe Hamlet (Norwich), Waterlees (Wisbech)

• Coastal

Winner and Gold Award: Hunstanton

Gold Award: Heacham

Silver Gilt Awards: Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft

• Parks (over 10 acres)

Silver Gilt Awards: Wisbech Park

Silver Award: Bure Park, Great Yarmouth, West End Park, March

• Parks (under 10 acres)

Winner and Gold Award: St Peters Church Gardens, Wisbech

Silver Awards: St Peter and Paul's Church Gardens, Chatteris

Bronze Award: Strawbear Park, Whittlesey


• Best New Entry: Halesworth

• Most Improved: Narborough

• Biodiversity Award


The Pond, Parson Drove

Open space and cemetery, South Wootton

Marston Marsh, Eaton Ward, Norwich

St Marys Rolfe Acre, Heacham

• Best Community Project

Winner: Worldwide Garden, Downham Market


Planters and Pots, Blundeston

Worldwide Garden, Downham Market

Growing Well, Bury St Edmunds

Belvedere Centre, Nelson Ward, Norwich

Community Orchard, Hunstanton

• Best Conservation Project

Winner: Norwood Nature Reserve, March


Boardwalk and Ormesby Broad, Filby

Wild at Heart, Narborough

Norwood Nature Reserve, March

Hedgerow Replanting, Eaton Ward, Norwich

• Best Drought/Sustainable Garden


Parkway, Bury St Edmunds

The Bishop's Garden, Thorpe Hamlet Ward, Norwich

North Beach, Heacham

Gravel Border, St Stephens Churchyard, Norwich

• Environmental Quality Award

Winner: University of East Anglia



Parson Drove




University of East Anglia.

Great Yarmouth

• Grow Your Own Award


Narborough Allotments

Charles White Allotment, Thorpe Hamlet Ward, Norwich

University of East Anglia

• Best Individual/Community Floral Display


Church Walks, Bury St Edmunds

Belvedere Walled Garden, Nelson Ward, Norwich

Jachere Fleurie Bed, Hunstanton

Plantation Gardens, Norwich

• Best Industrial/Commercial Area


Narborough Hall

The Thouroughfare, Halesworth

Rose Lodge Care Home, Waterlees. Kirkley Business Association, Lowestoft

• Best Local Authority Floral Display


Flower Basket, Acle

All Saints Green, Mancroft Ward, Norwich

Wellington Gardens, Lowestoft

St Stephens Roundabout, Norwich

• Best Public Open Space


Village Green, Blundeston

Fishing Lakes, Halesworth

Eaton Park, Norwich

Esplanade Gardens, Hunstanton

Castle Gardens, Norwich

• Roy Lacey Award

The Recipient Of The Roy Lacey Award 2013: Ormand Connelly


The Filby Crew

Ormand Connelly.

Kathleen Rowlands, Eaton Ward, Norwich

Charles and Ann Gunner

• Best Garden for Special Needs


Colman Hospital, Nelson Ward, Norwich.

Harbour Pupil Referral Centre, Lowestoft

• Best Young Persons Project (12 to 18 years of age)


City College Norwich.

City Of Norwich School

• Best Young Peoples Project (aged 12 years and under)

Winner: Edgar Sewter School, Halesworth


Infant and Junior School, Filby

Pos and Planters, Blundeston Pre-School

Edgar Sewter School, Halesworth

Lionwood Infants and Nursey School, Thorpe Hamlet Ward, Norwich.

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